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Traeger Junior Elite Grill

Posted by mmillet on May 1, 2014

Traeger Junior Elite Grill

There's a whole lot to love about our classic, most affordable pellet grill, our Junior grill. So of course we had to polish her up a bit, turning her into our sleek and even more impressive href="http://www.traegergrills.com/shop/detail/BBQ155" target="_parent">Junior Elite. She's a beaut that any brisket would be lucky to have.

The Junior Elite still has enough space to roast 3 juicy chickens (292 square inches) but with the added bonus of our multi-position digital thermometer and a dashing and durable powder-coat finish.

It's time to upgrade your Junior and enjoy some of the finer things in life.

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The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwich

Posted by Traeger Service on April 10, 2014

The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwhich

 

Yes, you know the name. This is the guy who could cook circles around you then take you down in an arm wrestling match, with his left hand, and only using three fingers. You get the point. I had the pleasure of creating a sandwich a year ago that I thought would fit the chef Robert Irvine name. I had read that he's a health nut, go figure, but likes a little sweet with his meal. So I decided to create the Robert Irvine candied salmon sandwich. A delicious savory and sweet candied salmon with a delicious but simple honey mustard on top. Chef thought it sounded pretty good so I kept it in my arsenal. When I joined as a Traeger blogger, I knew I had to talk to chef about his BBQ experiences. I was fortunate enough to ask him a few questions.

Traeger: First off chef, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions! What is it that calls your name when you hit your favorite BBQ spot?

Robert Irvine: I go for the local favorite. Good BBQ is an art. If I look for one thing it'd be somebody using fresh ingredients and quality cuts of meat.

Traeger: What would you say is the oddest thing you've ever had barbecued?

Robert Irvine: Rattlesnake

Traeger: Ha I'm not too sure how that'd be but I'm sure it could be delicious. Any funny or interesting BBQ stories you'd like to share?

Robert Irvine: I was doing a cooking demonstration on a US Navy ship and the ship's head chef, after seeing how I was preparing my ribs, challenged me to a BBQ rib cook off. His ribs were good, but not good enough!

Traeger: I'm an Army man myself, so I'll leave that one alone! What would you say is your favorite BBQ recipe?

Robert Irvine: This is the recipe I used on that Navy ship: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robert-irvine/ribs-recipe.html

Traeger: That sounds great! Thank you again for your time chef!

 

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The Robert Irvine

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 to 20 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Hickory
SERVES: 2


INGREDIENTS

2 croissant rolls

2 fillets of salmon

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp ginger

2 tbsp yellow mustard

1 tsp honey

spring salad mix

PREPARATION

Prepare your Traeger grill according to the recommended settings, on smoke with the grill door open for 4-5 minutes. While your grill is preparing, get a bowl and mix your fish sauce, soy sauce, ginger and brown sugar. It should make a nice, thick liquid.  We'll use this to coat the front and back of your salmon.

Once your grill is ready, set turn your setting up to "High". As it heats up let your fish sit and marinate, this will give you a chance to get your sauce ready. This sauce is basic as basic gets. Combine your 2 tbsp of yellow mustard with your 1 tsp of honey. Now you can slice your bread if need be and get your lettuce ready.

The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwhich

Now that the grill is good and hot, place your salmon on the grill and set your timer for 15 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your salmon your cooking time should be around 15-25 minutes. 

The Amazing Chef Robert Irvine Interview And His Candied Salmon Sandwhich

Now that these beautiful fillets are ready, lets craft this sandwich. This isn't rocket science, are you ready? Bun, candied salmon, lettuce (spring salad mix) and a nice slather of your home made honey mustard. Ladies and gentlemen, The Robert Irvine. If this sandwich is good enough for chef Irvine, it's good enough for anyone!

 

 

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Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Posted by bpaulich on November 21, 2013

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Introducing Traeger's new limited edition Lil'Tex Elite, and Texas Grills.

 

What makes these grills different you ask? Well these limited edition grills have a sleek metallic blue paint color, and a new stamped Traeger logo stainless steel lid that really brings out the awesome metallic blue paint. We also decided to add an extra grilling rack inside for more grilling room, for those big holiday, and summer parties.

Don't miss out on this hot new grill. With only 400 total in stock, quantities are limited! Give someone you love the Traeger grilling experience this holiday season, with the limited edition Texas or Lil' Tex Elite grills.

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

Limited Edition Lil'Tex Elite And Texas Grills

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Traeger Insulation Blankets

Posted by mmillet on November 20, 2013

Those cold winds a blowin' mean one big thing when it comes to you and your Traeger: Heat Loss. Which means more pellets used and possibly longer cooking times. Ain't nobody got time for that!

The solution? Insulation Blankets. By using a snug insulation blanket in 35 degree weather, and below will help your Traeger maintains a consistent temperature while grilling, and you save money. (We know it all comes down to the money.) And we make them for several of our illustrous models.

INSULATION BLANKET FOR JUNIOR

INSULATION BLANKET FOR LIL' TEX/ELITE

INSULATION BLANKET FOR TEXAS

So don't let the cold weather bleed you dry or hold you back from your Traeger'ing (especially during the holidays!).

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Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

Posted by sbulloch on October 20, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

 

Traeger Nation, hopefully you have had a chance to check out the PTG, our most versatile

portable Traeger. We'd love to introduce you to our newest version, the Limited Edition PTG Elite. With bonus features like a classy bronze coating and digital thermometer upgrade, the PTG Elite is the perfect solution for anyone looking to bring the same great Traeger taste to camping, tailgating, picnicking, the college student, boating or whatever awaits you.

Wherever you can go, The PTG Elite can go! Here at Traeger HQ, we love hearing where your Traeger Grills are traveling. Ever since introducing the PTG we have heard some amazing tales of delicious food in faraway places. Some of our favorite stories, however, are those Pellet Heads cooking up some hot lunch in the office parking lot or the college student eating grilled chicken instead of pre-packaged chicken flavored noodles. Now you can do all that with the sleek look and increased temperature control of the PTG Elite. Friends, coworkers, and all the guys in the next parking spot over at your tailgate won't be able to ward off their jealousy when they see what you're cooking up on your Traeger.

Coming in at 40 lbs and 13 in high x 21 in wide x 17 in deep, the PTG Elite is just begging to be carried off into the sunset (we even have a nifty carrying case!!). Pair those specs with 169 sq. in. of grilling space (15"x12") and 16000 BTU's and you are ready to cook some serious grub in unparalleled style. So grab the PTG Elite and Traeger it up all over the place! Just be sure to send us pictures!

Traeger Essentials: Limited Edition PTG Elite

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Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

Posted by sbulloch on September 4, 2013

Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

 

Here at Traeger, we love to bring you the best of the best; innovative products that will be sure to fit your family and your lifestyle. That is why we are thrilled to introduce you to Traeger's new Outdoor Fire Pit. The same quality and craftsmanship you are used to in our other Traeger Grills, just in a good looking new form with outstanding functionality. Now you can sit next to your friends and family grill sit around the fire pit and introduce even more people to the delicious flavors that can only come from a Traeger.

Features:

 

  • 406 square inches of grilling space.
  • 2 separate grill positions. 
  •  Maximum pellet capacity: 15 lbs 
  •  15 Lbs of pellets burns for 1.5 hours. 
  •  Product weight: 48 Lbs 
  •  Product dimensions: Height 25.0 inches, 26 inch diameter 
  •  Screen lid for fire viewing and safety 
  •  Removable lower ash pan

 

Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

 

 

 

Traeger Essentials: Traeger's Outdoor Fire pit

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Traeger Accessory Guide: Stainless Steel Kit

Posted by bpaulich on July 14, 2013

Traeger Accessory Guide: Texas Stainless Steel Kit

 

Traeger's Stainless Steel Kit allows you to customize your Traeger with a sleek new modern look. The Stainless Steel Kit comes with a stainless steel grill lid, hopper lid, and smoke stack cap to give your Traeger that one of a kind sleek look. Like new rims on a BMW, our Stainless Steel Kit will make your friends turn their heads, and of course make their mouths water.

 

Traeger's Stainless Steel Kit is made for the Texas, Lil' Tex Elite, and Junior grills. If you have one of these grills and want to give your Traeger Grill a little somthin-somthin, update your old lid and give your grill a different style!  

 

 

Traeger Accessory Guide: Lil' Tex Elite Stainless Steel Kit

 

 

 

 

Traeger Accessory Guide: Junior Stainless Steel Kit

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Why I Love My Traeger: Video Contest

Posted by bpaulich on July 1, 2013

 

 

 

Why I ♥ my Traeger video contest starts TODAY! So get your cameras ready because this year's prizes are BIGGER and BETTER than ever:


1st Place - $2000 cash
2nd Place - $1000 cash
3rd Place - $500 cash

We want to see a two minute video telling the world why you love your Traeger, and can't live without it. Feel free to record your video using your smartphone, high-def video camera, or whatever's laying around the house - it's all the same to us. After all entries are in on July 31st, Traeger will select the finalists, then it's up to the Traeger community to vote for their favorite. 

Visit Traeger's Facebook page, or click the link to enter! http://goo.gl/HBhyk

To see video's of past winners click on the link. http://goo.gl/C49Zp


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Traeger's NEW Spices Guide

Posted by mmillet on June 14, 2013

Traeger's NEW Spices Guide

You may have noticed that we recently introduced a few new spices to our Traeger Family. Let us acquaint you with 6 new outstanding, flavor-packed spices that will take you around the world and open your mind to all sorts of new Traeger possibilities.

We're talking about our Asian BBQ Rub, Jamaican Jerk Rub, Kansas City BBQ Rub, Rib RubSweet and Smokey Chipotle Rub, and Thai Red Curry. Over the next couple of weeks we'll show you some recipe ideas and tips. But for now, let's talk spices.

ASIAN BBQ RUB

Asian Rub

This blend combines in one bottle our favorite flavors from Eastern Asia. The salt of the soy sauce seasoning is balanced with the savoriness of toasted sesame seeds, sweetness of orange peel and a nice kick of chili pepper.

Whether you use this on chicken, fish, beef, pork or even tofu you will come out looking like an Asian food grilling pro. Try putting some on our Grilled Asian Chicken Burgers or Sake Shrimp.

JAMAICAN JERK RUB

Jamaican jerk rub

Lovers of the robust and bold flavors of the Caribbean, this rub is for you. We blended the heat of the scotch bonnet pepper with onions and garlic and a dash of the warmth and sweetness of nutmeg, allspice and mace.

Our star for this spice mix is chicken but it's strong and zesty enough to enhance any meat. Of course this would be perfect on our Jamaican Jerked Chicken Legs or perhaps some beef kebabs.

KANSAS CITY BBQ RUB

Kansas City bbq rub

You barbecue connoisseurs know that there are different nuances to the BBQ flavors in each region of the United States. This Kansas City BBQ Rub is a standout because of its brown sugar sweetness, characteristic of the delicious sticky-fingered Midwestern BBQ, which is enhanced by garlic, paprika and other quintessential Kansas barbecue spices.

When we think Kansas City BBQ, we think meat: beef, pork and chicken. Try sprinkling some on BBQ Chicken Breasts, Baby Back Ribs with Maple Bourbon Glaze or our Traeger essential, Pulled Pork.

RIB RUB

Hot and sweet with some mustard seeds and savory herbs, this Rib Rub will work meat magic on your ribs.

We can't help but suggest using it on some of our favorite rib recipes like our 3-2-1 Baby Back Ribs, Sweet 'n Smoky Barbecued Ribs or for faster ingestion, Quick Ribs.

SWEET AND SMOKEY CHIPOTLE RUB

Smokey Chipotle rub

What can we say? We love a good hit of heat. We were thinking of you when creating a seasoning that has both the in-your-face heat as well as the more subtle and sneaky heat of the chipotles, or smoked jalapenos.

This spice rub is begging for a companion of pork, chicken or beef. Why not try it with a Southwestern Roasted Chicken or Chipotle-Mandarin Glazed Pork Tenderloin?

THAI RED CURRY

Traeger's Red Curry rub

A curry is a combination of herbs and/or spices, typically associated with Southern and Southeastern Asian cuisines - in this case Thailand. Our Thai Red Curry is a blend of those adventurous and exotic flavors including cilantro, jalapenos, chili peppers and turmeric, perfectly balanced to make your palate oh-so happy.

You could truly give any meat some love with this curry, but we love the idea of trying it with our Thai Chicken Skewers, Thai-Style Beef Skewers or even use it to spice up our Chicken Challenge.

Get to know our new spices for yourself! Grab a few and start Traeger'ing some incredible eats.

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Traeger Accessory Guide: The High Efficiency Power Inverter

Posted by sbulloch on June 5, 2013

Traeger's Power Inverter. Great for camping or tailgating

6/6/13-6/9/13 get $30 off your Power Inverter! With tailgating and camping season right around the corner, it is time to start prepping your Traeger for all of your summer travels. We know it is part of the family, so why would you leave it behind while you go out and have all the fun?? With Traeger's Power Inverter you can bring your Traeger with you. Easily hook it up to your car, truck, boat, or RV batttery and you're well on your way to some amazing Traegered food anywhere you would like!

Here are some details and specifications:

-Powerful 400 watt unit connects to any Traeger Model equipped with a Digital Thermostat Control

-This inverter has perfect protection function, such as soft start, over load, peak power, output short-circuit, output leakage, and temperature protection.

-It can convert standard 12Vdc power (such as cars, ships, battery) to 110V/60HZ AC.

-Our power inverters are suited to consumer electronics, computer/mobile, office, household appliances; lighting, electronic tools type load, etc.

So, what are you waiting for, Traeger Nation? Grab yourself a High Efficiency Power Inverter and get your Traeger ready for all of you summer adventures! While you are chopping, be sure to check out all of Traeger's awesome accessories, specifically designed for camping and Tailgating like the PTG (Portable Traeger Grill), the Junior Tailgating Kit, or the PTG Grill Stand.

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